T20 World Cup: David Willey says England considering dunking balls in water

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David Willey has 38 wickets in 32 Twenty20 matches played for England.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup Match: England vs West Indies Date: 23 Oct Time: 15:00 BST. Live Commentary: BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Text commentary and highlights available on BBC Sport app and website.

David Willey, seamer, said that England players might try to simulate the water in buckets when they play at the T20 World Cup.

The United Arab Emirates can be humid, which can make it difficult for fielders and bowlers to grasp the ball.

Willey was asked if England could replicate the conditions in practice sessions. He replied: "It's something we have talked about and something that we'll do."

He said, "It's never going to be perfect. But there are things that we can do - even if it's just throwing balls into buckets and fielding, catching, or bowling with wet balls.

"We are likely to get more towels for the lads who wear heavy sweaters."

Evening matches are more affected by dew. Although excessive moisture can make it difficult for spinners, it can also make it easier to bat as the ball skids.

England will begin their campaign against West Indies, the defending champions, in Dubai on Saturday at 15:00 BST.

Willey was in the final five-years ago when England lost to West Indies in a thrilling last-over match.

Willey stated that "We have learned from the final and discussed slowing down the game - that final seemed to have happened in a matter of seconds."

"Should these situations arise, we will take it at our own pace and ensure we take the time that is necessary."


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